Benchmark Litigation 2019 Edition named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP a “Recommended” firm in New York for General Commercial Litigation, and also ranked RK&O among the leading national White Collar Crime practices.
RK&O founding partner Lee S. Richards III has been selected for the New York Law Journal’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to attorneys who have made an impact on the legal community and the practice of law over their entire career.
RK&O partner Paul Devlin discussed the My Big Coin ruling with GlobalCapital and outlined the various ways that agencies such as the CFTC gain oversight over such markets.
RK&O founding partner Lee S. Richards III told CNN Business that the SEC lawsuit brings a lot of uncertainty both for the company and Musk.
RK&O partner Paul Devlin spoke with Crowdfund Insider about the My Big Coin case, noting that the decision is only the second time the court has directly addressed whether a virtual currency that lacks a futures market is a “commodity” under the Commodity Exchange Act, and therefore subject to the CFTC’s enforcement jurisdiction.
Super Lawyers has recognized 13 Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP attorneys as leaders in their respective practices.
RK&O partner Shari Brandt has been selected as one of Diversity Journal's Women Worth Watching for 2018.
RK&O partner Vincent Basulto addressed the portion of a recent U.S. Treasury report that emphasized the importance of marketplace lending in expanding access to credit for consumers and businesses in the US, specifically in light of recent court cases that have created more confusion that clarity.
Since November 2015, RK&O has represented Ms. A., an Afghan citizen seeking a Special Immigrant Visa to the United States because she faces serious ongoing threats in Afghanistan as a result of her work on behalf of the U.S. Government.
In an article published by The Wall Street Journal, RK&O associate Margot Laport discusses how the Hoskins decision will impact future FCPA investigations.
Margot Laporte discusses implications for FCPA enforcement after the Second Circuit decision in U.S. v. Hoskins.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP partners Lee S. Richards III, Michael D. Mann and James Q. Walker have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a 2019 leading law firm in the area of Corporate Crime & Investigations by Chambers Latin America. RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman was also recognized as a leading practitioner.
In an article published by Bloomberg, RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman comments on the status of the investigation and the projected impact this development could have on Argentina’s already fragile economy.
In an article published by Bloomberg, RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman comments on the status of the investigation and the projected impact this development could have on Argentina’s already fragile economy.
RK&O partner Shari A. Brandt was named a 2018 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognized 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who continue to leave their mark in litigation.
RK&O partner Shari Brandt was named to Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation” list for 2018, her fourth consecutive year receiving this recognition.
RK&O partner Audrey Laning Ingram was named to the Global Investigations Review Top 100 Women in Investigations for 2018.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Route One Investment Company LLC in connection with an option and joint venture agreement, among precious metals miner Sibanye Gold Limited to create a strategic venture to unlock value at the Altar copper and gold project located in the San Juan province of Argentina.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a top firm for minority attorneys by Law360, ranking #20 among law firms with up to 149 attorneys. The top firms in each size category had diversity levels of at least 22 percent of all attorneys at the firm and more diverse non-partner ranks.
The coordinated resolution between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Parquet National Financier —the first coordinated resolution between the DOJ and French authorities in a foreign bribery case—represents a new era in cross-border enforcement and cooperation between U.S. and French authorities.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has been named a Recommended Firm in the areas of Corporate Investigations & White Collar Criminal Defense, General Commercial Disputes and Securities Litigation by The Legal 500 United States 2018. Clients interviewed for the publication praised RK&O as "extremely client service-oriented, extraordinarily smart and hardworking."
RK&O Managing Partner Jennifer Grady spoke with Law360 about her own experience as a firm leader.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP associates Emily Kelley and Margot Laporte have been named to the 2017 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Laporte was recognized on the High Honor Roll for her contribution of 100 hours or...
RK&O partner Paul J. Devlin was mentioned in Law360's feature on attorneys who moved up the ranks in Q1. Mr. Devlin was elevated to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups in RK&O's New York office.
Chambers USA has recognized Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP as a national leader in Securities Regulation and Corporate Crime & Investigations and among the leading New York firms in the categories of Litigation: General Commercial (Highly Regarded) and White Collar Crime & Government Investigations.
Businesses are now on notice that the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) intends to use its enforcement powers to police a broad array of potential interactions and relationships with sanctioned parties that cannot reliably be captured through traditional transaction due diligence and screening protocols because they involve...
RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman was named a 2018 White Collar Crime Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who continue to make their mark in white collar criminal litigation.
RK&O partner Lee Richards discussed the recent NCAA report with Law360 and noted that that even if colleges did pay student athletes, the incentive to give and take bribes on top of that would remain with respect to top-tier players.
RK&O partner Christopher A. Jarvinen was mentioned in Reuters "Career Tracker: Lawyers on the Move" section after his recent move to RK&O's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office. Mr. Jarvinen comes from Berger Singerman LLP in Miami, Florida.
RK&O partner Christopher A. Jarvinen was recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after joining RK&O's New York office.
Household retail names, many owned by private equity firms, have been casualties in recent years as the industry faces an uncertain future. What once seemed to be a solid bet turned out to be less certain than initially thought, and the secular shift underway now will require the industry to reinvent itself.
Private Equity Wire recognized RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen after his move to RK&O's New York office. Prior to joining RK&O, Jarvinen was a corporate restructuring partner with, respectively, Berger Singerman LLP in Florida and Hahn & Hessen LLP in New York. His practice focuses on chapter 11 cases, chapter 15 cases and other...
ABF Journal featured Christopher Andrew Jarvinen after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Mr. Jarvinen joins the firm as a new bankruptcy and restructuring partner in the New York Office. He has extensive experience handling complex business and litigation issues arising in the context of corporate restructurings.
ABL Advisor featured RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen in their article "Veteran Bankruptcy & Restructuring Attorney Joins Richards Kibbe & Orbe." Mr. Jarvinen is an accomplished bankruptcy attorney possessing nearly two decades of experience handling complex business and litigation issues arising in the context of corporate...
RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section after his recent move to RK&O. Mr. Jarvinen handles chapter 11 and 15 cases and other cross-border insolvency matters, out-of-court restructurings, and bankruptcy-related litigation. Before RK&O, Mr. Jarvinen was a corporate restructuring partner with Berger Singerman LLP...
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP announced today that Christopher Andrew Jarvinen has joined the firm as a partner in its New York office.
RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in Business Wire after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP. Mr. Jarvinen will join the firm's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office.
RK&O partner Christopher Andrew Jarvinen was featured in Bankruptcy Week's "Bankruptcy Professionals Making the News" section after his recent move to Richards Kibbe & Orbe. Mr. Jarvinen will join RK&O's bankruptcy and restructuring group in the New York office. His practice focuses on Chapter 11 cases, Chapter 15 cases and other cross-border insolvency matters...
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) plans to have a position by early summer on proposed bank-like charters for online lenders and other fintech companies. The bank regulator will soon have a stance on special purpose national charters for fintechs after “slow-walking” the issue and trying to understand the risks and impacts to the financial services industry...
Pedro Castro Nevares, General Counsel of Torneos y Competencias, a leading South American sports production and broadcasting company and client of RK&O, has been named a Top Mind in compliance by Compliance Week. This award highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics and compliance profession around the world.
RK&O partners Shari Brandt and James Walker have been selected to join Law360's Editorial Advisory Boards. Ms. Brandt has been named a member of the Securities Editorial Advisory Board and Mr. Walker has been named a member of the Legal Ethics Editorial Advisory Board. These Editorial Advisory Boards provide feedback on Law360's coverage, as well as expert...
California toy mogul Isaac Larian said Thursday that he is leading an effort to save more than half the 735 domestic Toys R Us stores that are set to close under the retailer's liquidation plan.
San Antonio-based iHeartMedia Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, following two years of litigation, speculation and financial gamesmanship as the nation’s largest owner of radio stations tried to keep its crushing debt under control and creditors at bay. The bankruptcy likely will rank among the largest in recent corporate history. The company listed $12.3 billion in total...
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented Carrera S.p.A. and Carrera Holdings in the case of International Finance Corporation v. Carrera Holdings Inc. and Carrera S.p.A., a contract dispute between Carrera, an Italian textile company, and IFC, an arm of the World Bank, over IFC’s investment in a Carrera-owned textile manufacturing facility in Tajikistan.
Toys "R" Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankruptcy U.S. operations after so far failing to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal with lenders. The toy chain’s U.S. division entered bankruptcy in September, planning to emerge with a leaner business model and more manageable debt. A new $3.1 billion loan was obtained to...
A federal judge in New York has ruled that virtual currencies, such as bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, can be regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
In ruling that appellate courts should defer to a bankruptcy court’s factual findings when hearing challenges over a creditor’s insider relationship to a debtor, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to endorse an “arm’s length” test...
Participants in leveraged buyouts and similar deals will have less protection from “clawback” suits that seek to return money to a bankrupt company’s coffers, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave a narrow interpretation to a Bankruptcy Code safe-harbor provision designed to protect securities transactions.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP has selected Associates Margot Laporte and Stephanie Tsay to participate in the 2018 Pathfinder Program, sponsored by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) to help train early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks.
In its recent decision in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowed the definition of employees classified as “whistleblowers” and thus protected by anti-retaliation measures of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP recently represented Farallon Capital Management in a cross-border lending deal with Latin American pharmaceutical distributor Pint Pharma.
The CFTC recently announced a landmark partnership with the Financial Conduct Authority, one of the U.K.’s main financial regulators. The two agencies signed a cooperative arrangement that...
RK&O partner James Q. Walker responded to Corporate Counsel's Inside Track newsletter's "Question of the Week" if Germany's new law is a good idea and how social media platforms can prepare to stay compliant. Germany's new law requires social media sites to act swiftly to remove hate speech, fake news and illegal material....
RK&O partner Jeffrey A. Lehtman has been named to Latinvex's Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers list. This list is based off a combination of factors including including recent track record on major deals and business, prominence of firm in Latin America and rankings by third parties such as Chambers and Partners, Legal 500 and Thomson Reuters.
On February 4, 2018 Bon-Ton Stores Inc., a department store chain, sought bankruptcy protection saying it was trying to restructure financially or sell the company to avoid liquidation. For mall owners, a “going out of business” sale at one of their large anchor stores not only decreases rent revenue but, it can lead to the departure of other mall stores that...
The controversy involving the home builder, Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc., has renewed market participants’ concerns that the fundamental assumptions underlying CDS as a hedging tool are no longer valid.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented White Oak Global Advisors, LLC in the acquisition of Federal National Commercial Credit (FNCC), a specialized commercial finance company...
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) recently took a step forward to streamline the process of licensing fintech firms operating across the US.
RK&O partner James Q. Walker has been appointed to the Editorial Board of The ABA/BNA Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, an authoritative source for news and guidance on attorney conduct and legal ethics.
On February 6, the U.S. Senate Banking Committee began hearing testimony from the CFTC and the SEC regarding the currently unregulated cryptocurrency markets. Sources in Congress told Reuters that the hearings will mostly explore whether...
RK&O partner Jeffrey Lehtman discusses the new anti-corruption law passed in Argentina that portends serious consequences for companies that do not have a robust anti-corruption compliance program in place.
RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was recognized in BankruptcyData after his recent elevation to counsel. Mr. Ludwig plays an active role in the firm's finance practice, focusing on loans backed by specialty assets. He represents both dealer and buy-side clients in analyzing and negotiating total return swap facilities. He also regularly assists swap providers in...
RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in ABF Journal after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm’s Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups. He represents corporate and individual clients in complex civil, regulatory and criminal matters, often touching on the integrity of the...
RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were featured in The Deal's "Movers & Shakers" section. Mr. Devlin was recently promoted to partner in the Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.
Paul J. Devlin was recognized in Global Investigations Review for his recent promotion to partner at RK&O. Mr. Devlin has been with RK&O for 11 years and represents corporations and individuals in regulatory matters.
RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was mentioned in Structured Credit Investor's "Job Swaps Round-Up" section after his recent promotion to counsel. Mr. Ludwig is in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group in which he concentrates on credit and credit derivatives, marketplace lending and bankruptcy claims trading, representing both dealer and buy-side...
RK&O attorney Victor Ludwig was featured in Global Restructuring Review after his recent promotion to counsel in the firm's Corporate & Finance Transactions group. The piece highlighted his work in helping negotiating settlements for claims against Lehman Brothers entities in the U.S. and Europe.
RK&O attorneys Paul J. Devlin and Victor Ludwig were recognized in New York Law Journal's "On the Move" section after their recent promotions. Mr. Devlin was promoted to partner in the firm's Investigations & Enforcement and Civil Litigation practice groups and Mr. Ludwig was promoted to counsel in the Corporate & Finance Transactions practice group.
As a new year in the world of financial restructuring unfolds, bankruptcy attorneys should not just be keeping tabs on the huge companies and entire U.S. territory that have recently fallen on hard times, but they should also be tracking the cases that have raised new questions about bankruptcy procedures and the ability of creditors to recover.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP is pleased to announce that Paul J. Devlin has been made a partner in the firm and Victor Ludwig has been elevated to counsel.
RK&O managing partner Jennifer K. Grady has been named to the inaugural Crain's New York Business List of Leading Women Lawyers. The 100 New York women included on this list are trailblazers who juggle both distinguished careers and exceptional...
With continued growth of the marketplace lending ABS sector and repeat issuance from a range of firms, the market appears to have shaken off its label as an esoteric asset class. RK&O partner Vincent Basulto told Structured Credit Investor that...
Argentina has become the latest Latin American country to enact laws making companies liable for crimes committed in Argentina and abroad, a move local lawyers say is a positive step towards an anti-corruption culture in the region.
PDVSA, Venezuela's state oil company, may have its credit default swaps triggered now that a credit event determination question has been submitted to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). The question submitted to...
RK&O Partner David Massey has been admitted to the New York Council of Defense Lawyers, a selective professional association of highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who practice in the federal courts in New York.
RK&O partner Michael D. Mann was named a 2017 Litigation Trailblazer by The National Law Journal. This list recognizes 25 outstanding attorneys, selected from hundreds of nominees, who have helped make a difference in the fight for justice.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP was again named a top-tier firm in multiple practice areas by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
Global Investigations Review has named Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP to their prestigious GIR 100 List for 2017. The GIR 100 is an annual guide to the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices.
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP represented two CarVal managed companies in connection with their sale of up to 13 “Capesize” dry bulk vessels to GoodBulk Ltd. for a combination of cash and GoodBulk stock.
Alere, a public company that manufactures and sells diagnostic tests, has resolved SEC charges that it misstated its revenue and bribed government officials in Colombia and India. In the combined settlement, Alere agreed to pay $3.3 million in...